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Technical Director Lead

Skydance Interactive


Skydance Animation is seeking a Technical Director Lead to design, implement, and maintain the global computer animation pipeline used to create animated feature films. The ideal candidate should have at least 6 years of professional experience, experience in VFX or animation, and proficiency in Python and PyQt. The Technical Director Lead will manage a team, oversee day-to-day operations, and ensure that the team meets quality demands and deadlines. Skydance is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

Job description

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.


As the Technical Director Lead, you will be responsible for the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the global computer animation pipeline used to create animated feature films. You will guide your team to achieve the objectives, meeting quality demands and deadlines, and follow the guidance of your Supervisor.


    • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve proprietary software used in parallel film productions
    • Keep up on current methodologies and on technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company
    • Lead the team providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their professional growth
    • Follows the Supervisor’s guidance
    • Manage individual and team project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
    • Proficiently expresses strategies and get the message across the team with enthusiasm and openly communicates to resolve issues
    • Oversee day-to-day operations
    • Motivate and inspire team members, assigning tasks in line with abilities and skills


    • 6+ years of professional experience (experience in VFX or animation will be a plus)
    • Experience creating and maintaining automated tests to catch key issues as early as possible
    • Production experience and/or working with visual artists
    • Experience working with a source version control system (git)
    • Good understanding of production pipelines
    • Experience with agile development and scrum methodology
    • Proven work experience as a team leader
    • Scripting skills with expertise in Python and PyQt
    • Solid engineering skills with an appreciation of code craft, code health, and addressing technical debt
    • Ability to work with a team to deliver high-quality software in a fast paced, dynamic, deadline- oriented
    • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages
    • Proficient in English

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.  

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Location: Connecticut New York / New Jersey /

Country: ,United States,United States,United States

Date found: 2023-03-17

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